It’s no secret that replacing your windows can be costly. But they’re not without benefits. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey discusses how the right replacement windows can help you save money.
To better explain how windows help you save on energy costs, let us first discuss your home’s energy envelope.
An energy envelope is an enclosure that consists of the roof and exterior walls, along with fenestrations — skylights, entry doors and windows. All of these components need to be insulated to keep thermal transfer to a minimum and maintain consistent indoor temperatures. With proper insulation, the required output from the heating and cooling systems won’t be as high, which can help reduce energy consumption and its associated costs.
Conventional types of insulation made of fiberglass, recycled paper or expanding foam are used on roofing and exterior walls. Entry doors may have dense insulating cores. None of these would work on windows because they’re mostly made of glass, which also happens to be a naturally-conductive material. This is why insulated glass typically has two panes. Separating the interior and exterior surfaces slows down thermal transfer through the glass, effectively functioning as a layer of insulation. It lets you choose large picture windows for your home without worrying about drafts or high energy costs.
Cleaning and Maintenance Costs
All windows need to be cleaned and maintained. Whether you clean your windows yourself or hire professionals to do it, you’ll end up spending money on it. Old windows, in particular, require regular repainting to prevent damage to the frames and to keep the windows looking good.
Renewal by Andersen replacement windows feature Fibrex® material frames that do not require repainting and can be easily cleaned with a garden hose. The most expensive product you will need to use on it is dish detergent. Our High Performance™ Low-E4® glass has metal oxide coatings that help remove water spotting. Considering these features, our low-maintenance replacement windows can help you save money because you won’t have to spend as much money, time or effort in keeping them clean and beautiful.
Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey is your leading provider of energy-saving replacement windows in popular styles like casement windows. Give us a call at (201) 802-8904. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Staten Island, NJ, and the surrounding communities.